Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Darien police incident reports, Oct. 26-29.
MONDAY, OCT. 29 Someone shattered the driver's door window of a car parked in the 1100 block of Chalet Drive between 1 a.m. and 7 a.m. and stole a GPS. The total loss was $250. SUNDAY, OCT. 28 Gasoline was siphoned from a car in a parking lot in the 1100 block of 75th Street sometime between 4 p.m. Oct. 28 and 11 a.m. Nov. 1. The total loss was $29.47. The front passenger window of a car in the 8400 block of Captons was broken at about 7:47 p.m. The victim said a wallet was stolen, and their credit card was later used. The total loss was more than $500. FRIDAY, OCT. 26 Someone damaged a mailbox in the 2300 block of Green Valley between 5 p.m. Oct. 26 and 5 p.m. Oct. 27. Total loss was $30. Police Blotter information is provided by local …
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Darien police reports, June 11-17.
Someone shattered, but didn’t break through, the glass in the front door of Veet Tobacco around 1:52 a.m., Darien police said. Nothing was missing and no one got inside, the owner said. The glass will cost at least $300 to replace. Someone took an iron bench overnight from the front porch of a home on the 2200 block of Carlow, police said. The bench was worth about $125. Someone took a woman’s wallet from her purse while she was shopping around 11:40 a.m. at the 75th Street Walmart, police said. The total loss was more than $300. Burglars broke out the rear passenger-side window and took a purse from the back seat of a car parked near the intersection of Elm and Sunrise between 6:45 and 8 p.m., police said. The total loss was about $1,300…
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Darien police reports, May 17-28
Someone put two holes in a double-paned window on the front side of a home on the 7700 block of Williams around 11 a.m., Darien police said. It’s not clear how the holes were made or how much it will cost to fix the window. A man took a bouquet of roses and several greeting cards from the Jewel-Osco at 7335 Cass Ave. around 11 a.m., police said. Police described the suspect as a black man who is about 40-years-old and weighing 185 pounds, wearing a dark shirt and shiny gray jogging pants. A burglar shattered the driver’s side window of a car parked overnight in the driveway of a home on the 1900 block of Mc Adam Road, police said. The offender took two gift cards, for a combined loss between $50 and $100. Five dollars in loose change was …
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Darien police reports, April 28-May 5
Alejandro Arzaga, 35, of the 500 block of Seventh Street in LaSalle, was arrested around 1:20 a.m. at Q Billiards, 8100 Cass Ave., Darien police said. A patrol officer said he saw Arzaga urinating on a friend’s truck. He was cited with public urination and his friend drove him home. A patrol officer noticed a light on inside of a car parked on the 1000 block of 71st Street, which led him to see the front door was open, police said. The car’s owner said two iPods were missing. Sarah R. Anderson, 18, of the 500 block of Chestnut Lane in Darien, and a male juvenile, also of Darien, were arrested around 2:50 p.m. near the intersection of Regency Grove and Wildwood, police said. Officers arrested the two while conducting surveillance after …
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Burglars smashed car windows in all four incidents, Darien police said.
Three car burglaries and one attempted car burglary happened along a roughly 1-mile corridor of Lemont Road on April 25, Darien police said. Burglars smashed car windows in each of the incidents. Two of the burglaries occurred between 4:15-4:35 p.m. in the XSport Fitness parking lot at 7511 Lemont Road, police said. A wallet and its contents, with a total value of about $200, were taken from one car, police said. A credit card from the wallet was used to make nearly $100 in charges. In the other car burglary outside XSport, burglars took a black Coach purse and its contents, worth about $500, police said. A credit card from the purse was used to make $2,600 worth of purchases from Target. Shortly before the incidents at XSport, police …
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Property crimes from March 29-April 7
Vandals broke the back window of a 2001 Dodge Durango parked overnight on the 6800 block of Tennessee Drive, Darien police said. The window was worth about $500. That same night, vandals shattered the rear window of a van parked in the driveway of a home on the 8900 block of Kilkenny, police said. The window was also worth about $500. Burglars tried to pry open the door of a home on the 8900 block of Brandon sometime between 8 a.m. April 4 and 8 a.m. April 5, police said. No one entered the home, but the door was damaged by pry marks. An employee at the AT&T store on 75th Street said a man tried to steal an iPad and iPhone, together worth about $1,500, around 2:25 p.m., police said. The man, however, fell as he tried to leave the store …
Monday, January 9, 2012
Burglars targeted both locked and unlocked cars, Darien police said.
Tools and accessories worth more than $1,500 were stolen from an unlocked van in a parking lot on the 1100 block of Chalet, Darien police said. The incident happened overnight on Christmas. Burglars smashed the front passenger window of a car parked at the Darien Sportsplex between 7:45 p.m. and 10:45 p.m. Dec. 22, police said. A wallet worth $60 was taken from the car. A purse was taken from a car parked outside Xsport Fitness between 8:10 p.m. and 10 p.m. Dec. 22, police said. The purse and its contents were worth about $200. It is not known whether the car was locked. Someone entered, but didn’t take anything from, two unlocked cars parked overnight Dec. 21 on the 8600 block of Highcrest, police said. Two cars were broken into around 3…
Friday, December 9, 2011
Police reported 14 car burglaries in Darien during November.
The Darien Police Department is reminding residents to be cautious in the wake of a string of car burglaries around the city. Police reported 14 car burglaries in Darien during November. In most cases, the cars were unlocked. The department reminds residents to hide or remove from their car valuables such as purses, laptops, laptop bags, GPS units, iPods, and any cradles or docks for electronics. Roll up your windows and lock the doors when you leave your car. If you don’t park your car in a garage, make sure it is in a well-lit location. Finally, help out your neighbors by reporting any suspicious activity to 911.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Car burglaries from Nov. 13-20
A Victoria’s Secret bag containing clothes, shoes, a wallet and a credit card were taken from a car in the Walmart parking lot around 3:40 p.m., police said. The victim described the suspect as a black man between the ages of 20 and 30, around 5-foot, 8-inches tall, 125 to 130 pounds, and wearing an orange coat. The items taken were worth about $250. Someone rummaged through paperwork and left a book of CDs in the back of an unlocked car parked overnight on the 7800 block of Adams, police said. Nothing was reported missing.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
The burglaries took place between Nov. 6 and 10, police said.
Thursday, Nov. 10 A burglar smashed a window and took a purse from a car parked in the XSport Fitness lot between 9 and 9:45 p.m., Darien police said. The purse held a driver’s license, a student ID, a debit card and several credit cards. The items and window were worth about $175. The credit card was used for more than $31 in purchases. Wednesday, Nov. 9 Someone entered a vehicle parked on the 7200 block of Capitol between Nov. 7 and 9 and moved some things around, police said. Nothing was missing. Monday, Nov. 7 A 90-pound jackhammer was stolen from a locked towable generator on the 1500 block of Darien Lake Drive sometime between Nov. 4 and 7, police said. The generator was worth about $1,000. A GPS, an iPod and $10 in loose change were…